July is over and we head into the last month of winter here in the Southern Hemisphere – hooray! In this month’s round up there is a family and parenting focus. If you find any of these products, posts or podcasts helpful please let me know in the comments below – would love to hear from you!
Best Natural Budget Buys for Kids – Nourished Life have put together a list of their favourite and affordable options for kids skin care, bath, body and dental.
Teen Breathe magazine subscription – I love the Breathe magazine and now they have introduced a magazine for teens (aimed at 9 – 18 year olds). Teen Breathe believes mindfulness forms the basis of a happier, healthier, more authentic life and they deliver info based around this in such a pretty way!
Cribsheet : A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool by Emily Oster – this would make a perfect gift for new parent. One of the most common complaints you hear about parenting info is that there is so much conflicting advice out there. Armed with the data, Oster finds that the conventional wisdom doesn’t always hold up. She debunks myths and offers non-judgemental ways to consider our options in light of the facts.
Playmat and toy drawstring bag – these combo playmat and drawstring bags are a great way to store kids collections of toys like cars.
Entryway Organiser – one of the keys to being organised is for everything to have a home! This entrance organiser is a perfect way to have a home base for all the key items you need on a daily basis.
Toddlers tend to opt for the last thing in a set, so craft your questions carefully – if you have ever wondered if there is some kind of rationale to the choices of toddlers, then this article is definitely worth a read!
How Parental Love Impacts Flourishing Later in Life – I think this is a great diagram on the spectrum of parenting styles. This article discusses the results of a recent study which looked at the effects of different parenting styles on numerous health and well-being outcomes.
Antifragile – What you will learn podcast – I love the What you will learn podcast! Each episode they discuss a book they have read (mostly non fiction) and distill the key learnings they have taken away from it. It is incredibly helpful in shortlisting books to read!
In this episode they discuss Antifragile by Nassim Taleb. This book has been on my reading list for some time and I actually bought this book for our eldest son for Christmas.
While it is not a parenting book, it has concepts that transfer directly over to parenting, particularly around the areas of resilience and self esteem. Taleb defines antifragility as:
Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk, and uncertainty. Yet, in spite of the ubiquity of the phenomenon, there is no word for the exact opposite of fragile. Let us call it antifragile. Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better.”Nasim Taleb
What you don’t know about achieving financial freedom – The James Altucher Show – In this episode James interviews Ramit Sethi. Ramit has some very strong opinions on all things personal finance and he certainly isn’t for everyone.
Ramit has recently just published a new edition of his book “I Will Teach You To Be Rich” and as my kids get older, teaching them more about managing money well is something I am thinking a lot about. This podcast discusses a number of issues that I am now talking about with my kids.
What have you been reading and listening to lately?
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